Susquehanna Trout Unlimited Presents Program on Fishing and Boating Safety

The Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited invites all fishing enthusiasts to a timely presentation for all recreational anglers and boaters by Jamie Brelsford, Water Rescue Instructor for the PA Fish & Boat Commission, Bucks County Community College and PA State Fire Academy, on water safety awareness and rescue considerations, including hands-on demonstrations of equipment. Additionally, there will be some tips on fly casting by TU members and a sneak peek at our upcoming super sale of donated fishing equipment, fly tying materials, books, and angling artwork.  Themeeting will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm at the Covenant Central Presbyterian Church, 807 W. 4th Street, Williamsport. Parking and entrance to the Church Fellowship Hall is at the rear of the building with access off of Campbell Street. The public is cordially invited to attend. For more information, please see our website at

Protection of Lycoming Creek Water Quality Topic of Public Meeting on March 1, 2023

The Lycoming College Clean Water Institute and Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be hosting an important public information meeting on the results presented in a draft Water Quality Standards Review and Stream Evaluation Report on the Lycoming Creek watershed conducted by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).  The review and report contained recommendations by the DEP staff that Lycoming Creek and most of its watershed streams quality for protection as Exceptional Value waters under state regulations. The meeting is scheduled for March 1, 2023 at 7 p.m. in room G09 of the Heim Science Building on the Lycoming College campus. The public can park in the lot at the southeast corner of Mulberry Street and Washington Boulevard, enter through the Lynn Science Building, and take the elevator down to the ground floor.

At the meeting, DEP staff will present an overview of the stream redesignation process and specifically on the information and recommendations in the Draft Lycoming Creek Stream Evaluation Report that is currently being provided for public review and comment as referenced in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on February 4, 2023. Comments are due by March 6, 2023.

The DEP develops water quality standards for all surface waters of the state. These standards, which are designed to safeguard Pennsylvania’s streams, rivers and lakes, consist of both use designations and the criteria necessary to protect those uses. As part of the water quality standards program, DEP conducts stream evaluations on an ongoing basis. Evaluations may be conducted on streams or stream segments that are found to be missing from the water quality standards (Chapter 93 of the DEP’s Rules and Regulations), or on streams or segments DEP believes to be improperly designated.
Lycoming Creek is one of the largest streams in Lycoming County with a drainage area of over 270 square miles with over 400 miles of streams, many of which would qualify as Outstanding State Resource Waters.  In addition to its value as a high quality warm and cold water fishery, it supplies recharge water for the Williamsport Municipal Water Authority’s Lycoming Creek Wellfield, an important component of the public water supply sources of the Greater Williamsport Area.

The public is encouraged to attend thefree meeting to learn how the uses of the streams are protected under state laws and regulations.

PA Fish and Boat continues to Propose Reclassification of Streams

In the February 11 edition of the Pennsylvania Bulletin, the PFBC has given notice that they propose to add several streams to the list of Wild Trout Streams and Class A Wild Trout Waters. The Commissioners will vote on these additions at their April 24-25, 2023 meeting.

Additions to Classification of Wild Trout Streams

Additions to List Of Class A Wild Trout Waters

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